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Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Brecher was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.

Brecher Early Origins



The surname Brecher was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in ancient times.

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Brecher Spelling Variations


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Brecher Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Brecher is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Brechard, Bréchard, Brèche, Breche, Brechais, Brechet, Brecher, Labrechard, Labréchard, Labrèche, Labrechais, Labrechet, Labrecher, Brequard, Bréquard, Brecque, Brèque, Brequais, Brequet, Brequer, Labreque, Labrèque, Labrecque, Labréquais, Labroque, Labrocque, Labroquère, Bregard, Brégard, Breguais, Breguet and many more.

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Brecher Early History


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Brecher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brecher research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1664, 1747, 1804, 1820, 1823, 1880, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Brecher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brecher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brecher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brecher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Brecher has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brecher were

Brecher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Katharine Brecher, who landed in Brazil in 1828
  • Johann Jakob Brecher, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Marianne Brecher, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Gustav Brecher, who also arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Henriette Brecher, who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brecher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brecher (post 1700)



  • Morris Brecher, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1956
  • Gary Brecher (b. 1965), American military writer
  • Irving Brecher (1914-2008), American screenwriter
  • Michael Brecher (b. 1925), Canadian professor of political science
  • Gideon Brecher (1797-1873), Austrian physician and writer
  • Egon Brecher (1880-1946), Czechoslovakian stage actor and director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Brecher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brecher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 10:37.

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